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Children Gender Stereotypes

Beyond Dolls vs. Trucks: How Children of Same-Sex Parents May Be Less Constrained By Gender Stereotypes, and Why It Matters

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
Abbie E. Goldberg

In today's society, parents and educators are increasingly realizing the benefits of playing with all kinds of toys. That is, a preschool-aged boy who happily investigates a toy kitchen is less likely to be chastised by his teacher or parents than in decades past.

Can We Let Boys Be Girls And Girls Be Boys?

Victoria Z. Wilson, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women
Victoria Z. Wilson, J.D., Ph.D.

Kirk's tragic story suggests that failing to validate our children's burgeoning identity and pressuring them to adopt societal stereotypes results in long-term self-loathing and maladjustment and, possibly, self-annihilation.